These garments have been thoughtfully mended or altered by me to restore them back to wearability. I find garments in need of mending, sort them into cohesive mini collections, and then mend them one at a time. I use secondhand supplies in this process when possible.
According to the EPA, 85% of discarded textiles end up in a landfill or burned. An estimated 17 million tons of textiles went to landfill in 2018. Repairing garments keeps them in use longer and diverts them from this devastating textile waste stream.
See the collections in their entirety below or shop available pieces here!
Upcycled 1990s men's plaid shirt, cropped and refitted. Size XL. Sold.
1990s Ralph Lauren oxford mended with 1970s floral cotton fabric applique. Size M. Sold.
1980s denim jacket mended with salvaged fabric scrap applique. Size M/L. Sold.
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80S/90S red wool Pendleton hand darned with vintage crewel wool. Size S. Sold.
1980s wool sweater hand darned with vintage crewel wool. Size L. Sold.
1980s/90s wool Pendleton sweater hand darned at the cuff with vintage crewel wool. Size M. Sold.
1980s wool sweater hand darned with vintage crewel wool. Size S. Sold.
1990s Calvin Klein jeans mended with found canvas money bags and hand embroicery. 30" waist. Sold.
1980s/90s oversize denim jacket mended with a 1930s quilt block and hand embroidery. Size XL. Sold.
1980s/90s Gap jeans mended with hand darning. 33" waist. Sold.
1970s western pearl snap shirt with midcentury tea towel applique. Sold.
1970s oxford with 1930s quilt blocks and midcentury tea towel applique. Sold.
1980s striped oxford with 1930s quilt blocks and hand embroidery, $88. Sold.
1990s floral button up with midcentury tea towel applique.
1990s striped denim dress with hand darning and embroidery.
Homemade vintage skirt with vintage embroidered napkin and doily applique.
1970s wrap skirt with hand darning.
1980s Levi's denim jacket mended with fabric scraps and hand embroidery. Sold.
1990s Lee denim jacket mended with salvaged 1930s quilt blocks and hand embroidery. Sold.
1990s Levi's denim shorts mended with salvaged 1930s quilt blocks. Sold
1990s striped oxford mended with fabric scraps and hand stitching. Sold.
1990s southwest print oxford mended with extensive hand darning. Sold.
1980s striped pullover mended with hand darning, embroidery, and replaced buttons. Sold.
1970s striped oxford mended at collar and cuff with salvaged 1930s quilt blocks. Sold.